Lâ tahzen! (Don’t be sad!)
Don’t be sad if people have broken your heart.
Remember God’s command: ‘I am in broken hearts’.
Then why do you grieve my friend?
If it is your wish to shine as bright as daylight,
Then Burn down your night dark ego!

You say: ‘I have a problem’,
Problems are the means that take you to God
Remember Joseph…
Wherever there is pain, healing will go
Wherever there is poverty, blessing will go
Wherever the question arises, the answer will be given
Wherever the ship is, there will be water
Look for water, find the thirst in you and own it, only then water will appear from all around you

Lâ tahzen! (Don’t be sad!)
Don’t be sad because you broke your foot.
Maybe God is going to give you wings intead of it?
Don’t be sad because you are at the bottom of the well…
Remember! Joseph got out ot the well and became the King of Egypt!

Look at these flying birds! They don’t plant or harvest anything…
God who takes care for their daily bread, is not going to neglect you!
As long as you know how to ask for it,
The door will open… just know how to knock it!
If you ask when, I can’t tell you…
But don’t be hopeless,
As long as you know how to wait at that door, it WILL open!

Another name for love is patience
If you show patience in hunger, it becomes ‘fasting’
If you show patient in pain, it becomes ‘steadiness’
If you are patient with people it becomes ‘tolerance’
If you are patient with your wished they become ‘prayers’
If you are patient with your feelings they become ‘tears’
If you are patient in waiting it becomes ‘longing’
If you are patient in love it becomes ‘an eternal fire’

Lâ tahzen! (Don’t be sad!)
Neither fits the sea in a river, nor the ocean into the sea.
You can’t explain someone who never really has fallen ‘in love’ about ‘You’ and ‘Me’.
They wouldn’t understand.
They wouldn’t believe that this is the path to truth!
Whoever doesn’t have a tiny part of the Sun/Şems/Light in them,
Can’t fall into this ‘fire of love’…

Hz. Mevlânâ Celaleddîn-i Rûmî (Translated by Zehra Derdiyok)